The Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Michael Creed, said that co-ordination mechanisms around the Food Wise 2025 process provide “a vehicle for ensuring that all of the relevant state agencies are aligned in terms of preparedness for Brexit”.
The Minister was speaking at the 18th meeting of the Food Wise 2025 High Level Implementation Committee (HLIC), where Brexit and the Food Wise Meat Implementation Report were discussed.
“Today the High Level Implementation Committee received a report on the work being carried out in this area across Government,” the Minister continued.
“My Department is playing its part in these whole of Government Brexit preparations, and will continue to engage with stakeholders and citizens through the “Getting Ireland Ready for Brexit” initiative and through its own consultative committees.”
The Food Wise Meat Implementation Group was convened under the chairmanship of Michael Dowling to monitor and drive the implementation of the meat Food Wise actions and the future development of the meat sectors.
The group released its report, which followed a series of meetings between the Department and stakeholders across the beef, sheep, pig and poultry sectors.
The Minister said that it is “heartening” to see a group comprising stakeholders across the meat sectors and in different tiers of the supply chain, collaborating to produce “a very useful report that can provide valuable input in the effort to deliver on the ambition in Food Wise 2025”.
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